"Humble" as written by Kendrick Lamar Duckworth....
Nobody pray for me
Even a day for me
Way (yeah, yeah!)

Ay, I remember syrup sandwiches and crime allowances
Finesse a nigga with some counterfeits
But now I'm countin' this
Parmesan where my accountant lives
In fact, I'm downin' this
D'USSÉ with my boo bae, tastes like Kool-Aid for the analysts
Girl, I can buy yo' ass the world with my paystub
Ooh, that pussy good, won't you sit it on my taste bloods?
I get way too petty once you let me do the extras
Pull up on your block, then break it down: we playin' Tetris
A.M. to the P.M., P.M. to the A.M., funk
Piss out your per diem, you just gotta hate 'em, funk
If I quit your BM, I still ride Mercedes, funk
If I quit this season, I still be the greatest, funk
My left stroke just went viral
Right stroke put lil' baby in a spiral
Soprano C, we like to keep it on a high note
Its levels to it, you and I know, bitch, be humble

(Hol' up, bitch) sit down
(Hol' up lil' bitch, hol' up lil' bitch) be humble
(Hol' up, bitch) sit down
(Sit down, hol' up, lil' bitch)
Be humble (bitch)
(Hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, hol' up) bitch, sit down
Lil' bitch (hol' up, lil' bitch) be humble
(Hol' up, bitch) sit down
(Hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, hol' up) be humble
(Hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, lil' bitch) sit down
(Hol' up lil' bitch) be humble
(Hol' up, bitch) sit down
(Hol' up, sit down, lil' bitch)
(Sit down, lil' bitch, be humble)
(Hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, lil' bitch) bitch, sit down
(Hol' up, bitch) be humble
(Hol' up, bitch) sit down
(Hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, hol' up)

Who dat nigga thinkin' that he frontin' on man, man? (Man, man)
Get the fuck off my stage, I'm the Sandman (Sandman)
Get the fuck off my dick, that ain't right
I make a play fuckin' up your whole life
I'm so fuckin' sick and tired of the Photoshop
Show me somethin' natural like afro on Richard Pryor
Show me somethin' natural like ass with some stretchmarks
Still will take you down right on your mama's couch in Polo socks, ay
This shit way too crazy, ay, you do not amaze me, ay
I blew cool from AC, ay, Obama just paged me, ay
I don't fabricate it, ay, most of y'all be fakin', ay
I stay modest 'bout it, ay, she elaborate it, ay
This that Grey Poupon, that Evian, that TED Talk, ay
Watch my soul speak, you let the meds talk, ay
If I kill a nigga, it won't be the alcohol, ay
I'm the realest nigga after all, bitch, be humble

(Hol' up, bitch) sit down
(Hol' up lil' bitch, hol' up lil' bitch) be humble
(Hol' up, bitch) sit down
(Sit down, hol' up, lil' bitch)
Be humble (bitch)
(Hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, hol' up) bitch, sit down
Lil' bitch (hol' up, lil' bitch) be humble
(Hol' up, bitch) sit down
(Hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, hol' up) be humble
(Hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, lil' bitch) sit down
(Hol' up lil' bitch) be humble
(Hol' up, bitch) sit down
(Hol' up, sit down, lil' bitch)
(Sit down, lil' bitch, be humble)
(Hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, lil' bitch) bitch, sit down
(Hol' up, bitch) be humble
(Hol' up, bitch) sit down
(Hol' up, hol' up, hol' up, hol' up)


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher, edited by mia1208, thesongofdeath

"HUMBLE." as written by Michael Len Williams Asheton Terrence Hogan

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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    General CommentI'm with sphinxsnakeon on it being pointed towards all the different vain/showy things that artists do. Many people seem to interpret that specifically, he's talking about all the vain and showy things about rap culture and telling rappers to be more humble.

    I just barely discovered this song and I'm still digesting it but I'll see if I can figure out a few meanings.

    "Ay, I remember syrup sandwiches and crime allowances
    Finesse a n**** with some counterfeits
    But now I'm countin' this
    Parmesan where my accountant lives
    In fact, I'm downin' this
    D'USSÉ with my boo bae, tastes like Kool-Aid for the analysts"

    As sphinxsnakeon pointed out, while he's talking about 'allowances', 'counterfeits', and counting them-- the music video displays women in medical masks and headgear counting money. Aside from medical reasons, most people wear them during flu seasons or an outbreak when they don't wanna catch something. He's talking about Dirty Money and references that by the medical masks, touching that what is unclean.

    "Ay, I remember syrup sandwiches and crime allowances" If you look up syrup sandwiches, it's a reference to eating barely put-together sandwiches as a result of being poor.

    "Finesse a n**** with some counterfeits
    But now I'm countin' this
    Parmesan where my accountant lives
    In fact, I'm downin' this
    D'USSÉ with my boo bae, tastes like Kool-Aid for the analysts"

    He then goes on to switch to another character and go on bragging about persuading (finesse) people with fakes and profiting. D'USSÉ is another religious symbol actually, which is a very refined drink with the bottle decorated with the Cross of Lorraine. So this character isn't very humble and sees themselves as a higher being, despite profiting from a a bad profile. I think this is a reference to rappers who brag about their crimes.

    "Girl, I can buy yo' ass the world with my paystub
    Ooh, that pussy good, won't you sit it on my taste bloods?
    I get way too petty once you let me do the extras
    Pull up on your block, then break it down: we playin' Tetris
    A.M. to the P.M., P.M. to the A.M., funk
    Piss out your per diem, you just gotta hate 'em, funk
    If I quit your BM, I still ride Mercedes, funk
    If I quit this season, I still be the greatest, funk
    My left stroke just went viral
    Right stroke put lil' baby in a spiral
    Soprano C, we like to keep it on a high note
    Its levels to it, you and I know, bitch, be humble"

    I feel like this switches back and forth to both of their thoughts (the unhumble character and Kendrick himself) and in the video you see it switching between the proud character in a lavish situation to Kendrick being in more down-to-earth situations like being in a hair salon with women wearing sweats and sneakers. It might also be how initially they both started out in the same kind of background. They might even be sort of agreeing with each other until, ultimately Kendrick is basically going "yeah okay BUT-" as a rebuttal. "Yeah but there's levels to it, you and I know" and reminds the other to be humble.

    I'm still processing the rest of the lyrics but here's my take for now.
    kate leeon April 25, 2017   Link

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